About Benefits

Read about how benefits and tax credits could help you.

About benefits

Benefits and tax credits are payments from the government to certain people on low incomes, or to meet specific needs.

They can help if you:

  • are on a low income
  • are out of work
  • have children
  • are pregnant
  • are ill or disabled
  • have been bereaved
  • are a carer

Find out more about the different kinds of benefits available

Use the benefits calculator to find out:

  • what benefits you could get
  • how to claim
  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work

Types of benefit

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit to support you if you are out of work or in work but on a low income.

Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits provide help if you are disabled.

Child Benefit

Child Benefit offers extra financial help for parents and carers.

Flexible Support Fund

The Flexible Support Fund helps people claiming benefits to find a job.